In case you missed it, check out the November 1, 2012 New York Times article, Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say.
Technology reporter Matt Richtel shares information about two recent studies that examine, on the basis of educator surveys, how today’s digital children may be learning differently than in the past. Although individual responses are subjective, the results of the surveys “are considered significant because of the vantage points of teachers who spend hours a day observing students.”
It all comes down to attention span. In both surveys teachers expressed concern that students, used to fast-paced, always changing activities, are less able to focus on an academic task for a prolonged period.